Saturday, November 17, 2018

Sen. Donnelly navigates shutdown and Dreamers

There is little doubt that U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly is one of the more endangered incumbent Democrats in 2018, representing a state that gave...

My team, my player, and (in a way) my high school

While contemplating whether or not I want to buy a Yu Darvish jersey (I don’t), I have been thinking about the inclusive power of...

The cost of our war on politicians

We didn’t fully realize just how hard it was to be president until we had one with no idea of what it takes to...

The virtue of original sin liberalism

The searing political and social divides in our country encourage a search for the magic key. We want a Big Idea that will explain...

Two thumbs up to welcome warm weather

I almost didn’t believe my ears Sunday when I was out for a run mid-morning. It was a sound that I’ve been waiting to hear...

Income inequality: The cure may be worse than the disease

“An earthquake achieves what the law promises but does not in practice maintain — the equality of all men.”  — Ignazio Silone There has been tons of...

Relearning the impacts of trade wars

To be honest, it appalls me how many good meaning people misunderstand international trade. In normal times, it would not matter because the role...

Justice Kennedy just Comey’d Sen. Donnelly

U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly may have just gotten Comey’d. For Hoosier Republicans who have hitched their wagon to President Trump, having endured all the incendiary...

I like the arguments, but I prefer the friendships

Everything’s an argument. Correction: Everything can be turned into an argument. One of my best friends and I disagree — and disagree strongly — on the...

The battle over socialism is joined

It’s begun. We are having a debate over socialism.  Not over whether it’s fair to call Democrats socialists. Not over whether socialism has been good...